Nuke Plant Doubts Complicate NY Clean Energy Push

By Keith Goldberg (December 8, 2015, 7:58 PM EST) -- The murky future of New York state's nuclear power plants, which provide nearly 15 percent of the state's electricity but may be shuttered over environmental and economic concerns, further complicates Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to have half the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 and puts extra pressure on regulators to fast-track the development of large-scale green energy projects.

Cuomo recently directed the state's Public Service Commission to craft by June 2016 a revised clean energy standard boosting the state's current renewable portfolio standard, or RPS, of 30 percent. The new 50 percent standard goes hand-in-hand with the state's pledge...

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